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Governor Ivey leads Alabama team in talks with Japanese automakers

Toyota

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Governor Kay Ivey is leading a small team of Alabama economic development specialists on a business development mission to Japan for high-level meetings with leaders of global automakers Toyota, Mazda and Honda. The Alabama delegation is departing for Japan today and...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Industry growth spurt drives opportunities for Alabama auto workers

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama -- Alabama’s robust auto industry has transformed the state economy over the past two decades, as well as communities scattered from the Tennessee Valley to the Gulf Coast. But perhaps nowhere has the industry’s prosperity been more acutely felt than in the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Auto supplier Yorozu opens Jasper plant growing toward 300 jobs

Toyota

JASPER, Alabama – Auto parts maker Yorozu on Tuesday marked the grand opening of its $110 million manufacturing plant in Walker County, where hiring has been ramping up and will continue to grow. A grand opening ceremony at the Yorozu facility included a ribbon...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Toyota-Mazda plant caps Alabama auto sector’s successful year

Toyota

Toyota-Mazda’s plans to build a $1.6 billion, 4,000-job auto assembly plant in Huntsville form the latest chapter in the story of Alabama’s robust auto industry, which just wrapped up another successful year. 2017 saw major investments and innovative plans for new technologies, as the...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota-Mazda selects Alabama for $1.6 billion auto plant with 4,000 jobs

Toyota

MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Governor Kay Ivey joined Toyota and Mazda leaders today to announce that the automakers have selected Huntsville, Alabama, as the site of their new joint-venture manufacturing plant. The new plant will have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles annually, with production...

Written by Jerry Underwood

Alabama leaders seek to strengthen bonds at SEUS Japan 40

Toyota

GREENVILLE, South Carolina – Business leaders from across Alabama are participating in an international conference that seeks to strengthen economic and cultural ties between the Southeastern U.S. and the country of Japan. The 40th Annual Joint Meeting of the Southeast U.S.-Japan & Japan-U.S. Southeast...

Written by Dawn Azok

Southern Automotive Conference brings industry leaders to Alabama

Toyota

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – Key auto industry decision makers from across the Southeastern U.S. and beyond will be in Alabama this week to learn about new innovations, share solid business practices and build stronger relationships with their colleagues. The Southern Automotive Conference, which kicks off...

Written by Dawn Azok

Toyota to invest $106M in Alabama engine plant, add 50 jobs

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Toyota today announced plans to invest $106 million and add 50 jobs at its Alabama engine plant, the latest expansion for the Huntsville facility that is a key part of the automaker’s global operations. The investment will provide for a complete...

Written by Dawn Azok

Study: Toyota engine plant supports 9,700 Alabama jobs

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Global automaker Toyota is a key contributor to Alabama’s economy, supporting an estimated 9,700 jobs at its Huntsville engine factory and its suppliers and spinoff operations. Those findings are part of a new study by the Center for Automotive Research, which...

Written by Dawn Azok

GLOBAL POWER: Alabama engine operations fill key role for automakers

Toyota

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Alabama is not only one of the top producers of vehicles in the U.S., it’s also a major source of the power under their hoods. Last year, state manufacturers combined to turn out more than 1.75 million engines, and those assembly...

Written by Dawn Azok

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